Wednesday, August 10

The United States assures that Russia is preparing a sabotage operation in Ukraine to justify an invasion

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A US official said Friday that Russia is planning to carry out acts of sabotage to create a pretext to invade Ukraine.

A Pentagon spokesman said Russian operatives were planning a “false flag” operation to allow Moscow to accuse Ukraine of preparing an attack. Russia has dismissed these claims.

The news comes after a week of talks between the United States and Russia aimed at defusing tensions.

Ukraine on Friday accused Russia of being behind a cyberattack on dozens of official websites.

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